Updated on March 12, 2021

Young Inventors of Scarborough (YIS)

We at PEO Scarborough Chapter, are proud to hold our 1st virtual Young Inventor of Scarborough (YIS) for Scarborough School students in grades 5-6 (Junior) and grades 7-8 (Senior).

Students will prepare a concept idea, create a prototype and/or illustration, and prepare a presentation prior to the event (at home). The concept idea/illustration should be submitted prior the competition day. On the competition day, students will present their idea in front of a panel and answer the jury’s questions to determine the winners. Winners from both categories will have the opportunity to present their invention at the prestigious NEM community panel discussion on March 27th. The NEM event will be open to the public, students, teachers, established engineers, and dignitaries in Ontario. 

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Important Information

* Registration Link: Follow the Link

* Deadline for registration: Wednesday March 3, 2021

* Date for Concept/Idea submission (mandatory) and Bill of Materials submission (optional): Monday, Mar. 15, 2021

* Date of competition: Saturday Mar. 20, 2021

* Venue: Online (Zoom Meeting). Link to "Zoom Meeting" will be sent only to participant's email address

* Registration Fee: Free

* Material funding is available but is subject to receipt submission, approval by student. Maximum funding is $35 per participant

* Please email your concerns or questions to our event coordinator: yis@peoscarborough.ca




The objective of this event is to encourage young students from Grade 5 to 8:

1. to create any new product/ device or appliance which can be used in everyday life,

2. to improve any existing product/ device or appliance,
3. to create any new idea/ concept which may be beneficial in everyday life. 


Competition Level

1. Senior Level – Students enrolled in grade 7 and 8

2. Junior Level – Students enrolled in grade 5 and 6


Eligibility, and Prizes

1. Each student must submit their concept ideas. These can include illustrations/drawings/writeups/photos and should be submitted via this form.

2. ONLY those who submit their concept idea in the shape of illustration/ drawings and/or filled form will be considered for participation. Rules can be found in this link.

3. Each participating student must be a full-time student attending a school located in the Scarborough area or student residing within the Scarborough area (proof of residency is required and parents may be asked to provide proof of residency).

4. Each Student can participate in only one level (either Senior or Junior) and submit only one entry for this competition. 

5. Design process Score, and Presentation Score will be evaluated independently for both Senior and Junior levels. Rubric marking available for reference.

6. Prizes will be awarded, with a total value over $1000, in 10 categories The prizes for first, second, and third, fourth and fifth place will be awarded to each level (Senior, Junior). Prize values given below:

Winner Prize
1st $150
2nd $125
3rd $100
4th $75
5th $50


7. All participants will be given a certificate of participation.



1.Registration will be on a first come first served basis.

2. No Registration fee.

3. Student’s teacher or parent/guardian must provide the address of the school of each student or residency address which is within Scarborough area.

4. If you have any difficulty in filling the form, please contact the coordinator at: yis@peoscarborough.ca  prior to filling the on-line form.

5. Maximum 60 students will be accepted for each level on first come first serve basis.

6. There is no limit on the number of entries from each school, however, each teacher can complete up to 10 entries.

7. Students must submit their concepts via the Concept Idea Entry Form by March 15, 2021.

8. School teachers shall register the students in his/her class. If a school does not participate, parents or guardians of interested (eligible) students may register directly.

9. Registration Link: Follow the Link.


1. This contest will be conducted in English only.

2. A panel of juries will resolve all disputes. Their decisions are final and binding.

3. On the date of the event (March 20, 2021), participants shall present their slide show, drawing/ sketch, invented item in front of the panel.

4. The competition will be conducted through a Zoom meeting. Time slots will be assigned to limit the waiting time.

5. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are welcome to attend the event through a separate device from the presenter/ student. The guests will be able to witness the whole event and see the students in action.

6. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are required not to assist or interfere with the contestants and keep their microphone muted at all times.

7. Space is limited for the audience up to 35 each time slot. Entry priority is for student presenters, the spectator space is on a first come first served basis.

8. A student without proper registration and concept idea submission will not be eligible to participate in the competition/ presentation day (March 20, 2021).

9. Concept idea could be as simple as concept sketch and sufficient marking/explanation for jury to understand your idea. Guidance and link to submit can be found on the event website.


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